Kaspersky Lab is best known for its anti-virus products, but the company also offers anti-spam, mobile security and hosted email protection software. Only a small proportion of its products are sold direct to customers—the vast majority of its revenue is generated by licensing its technology to vendors. Software developer Eugene Kaspersky founded the Moscow company in 1997 and decided to register it in Britain, and base it near Oxford, as a springboard to America. Sales increased 93% a year from £29m in 2006 to £210.5m in 2009. The company has the second-highest profits in the league table, at £62.6m.
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